Monday, November 25, 2013

American Slovak Home Grand Opening – Nov. 1956

While many other ethic organizations in Lorain have disappeared over the years, there's one – the American Slovak Club – that happily keeps on rolling along in the 2000s.

The ad above announcing the Grand Opening of the club's building on Broadway appeared in the Lorain Journal on Nov. 2, 1956 – 57 years ago this month.

According to the club's website (you can read about its history here ), ground was broken for the building on January 21, 1956. The cornerstone was laid on May 27 of that same year.

It would be practically impossible to live in Lorain and not be aware of the Slovak Club's well-known fish fry, held every Friday (except if Christmas falls on that day). Here's a link to the Fish Fry information.

And here's how the club building looks today (below).

1 comment:

Mike Kozlowski said...

Oh, wow - LOTS of memories of that place. Dad's shipyard bowling league was there every Friday night, and we'd go and cheer him on after dinner. If we were really good, we got to go sit in the bar at our own table with what are still the best tasting Cokes I've ever had.